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People: Demand and Efficiency
Emeritus Fellow: Energy
Demand and Efficiency Reducing demand in buildings, use patterns; appliances and housing; fuel poverty; demand for energy and energy services, households and commercial;
Economics, Policy & Politics Effectiveness of policy; market transformation; interactions between energy and climate change policy.
Senior Research Fellow in Transport
Transport: Strategic transport-energy-environment modelling, Carbon and health; transport and mobility;
Demand and Efficiency: scenarios; integrated assessment of transport, and transport energy demand policy.
Senior Researcher and deputy leader, Lower Carbon Futures group
Economics, Policy & Politics: Customer-utility relations, fuel poverty
Electricity Networks: Smart meter rollout
Demand and Efficiency: Residential demand, energy advice programmes, consumption feedback, and social learning
Professor of Engineering Science
Transport: Car fleet sustainability, health effects of pollution
Economics, Policy & Politics: Defining and measuring energy security
Energy in Developing Countries: Nigerian energy economy
Demand and Efficiency: Heat exchanger networks and pinch analysis
Fossil Fuels: Negative emissions technologies; assessment of geoengineering schemes
Fossil Fuels: Spark ignition engine combustion, low temperature diesel combustion, natural gas engine combustion, fuel sprays
Demand and Efficiency: Internal combustion engine efficiency
Bioenergy: Alcohol blended fuels, use of syngas in engines.
Professor of Energy and Climate Policy
Contact Person Demand and Efficiency
Leader, ECI Energy Research Programme: Lower Carbon Futures
Economics, Policy & Politics: Energy efficiency and demand reduction policy, multi-scalar governance, market based instruments, carbon markets, UK energy policy, community and local projects
Electricity Networks: Energy efficiency obligations and feed-in tariffs, demand response and reduction in capacity markets;
Demand and Efficiency: Energy demand in all sectors, socio-technical approaches; policy interventions.
Programme Manager and Knowledge Exchange Researcher for Renewable Energy
Dr Helen Gavin is a sustainability professional, passionate about renewable energy and water resources.
Following a PhD in wetland hydrology, Helen became a Chartered Environmental Scientist with has more than 18 years of professional experience in quantitative environmental issues, that span water resources, hydroecology, hydropower, onshore wind energy projects, and more. She has audited water companies for ~10 years on greenhouse gas and renewable energy production as well as other topics. She has covered a range of roles including technical specialist, auditor and programme manager.
At the same time, Helen managed the multi-disciplinary research programme evaluating the risk and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK, MaRIUS, working closely alongside the PI, Professor Jim Hall at the University of Oxford, and numerous industry practitioners and stakeholders. A key aspect was to ensure the outputs can be used by people working in the management of drought and water scarcity: see here for free data and outputs.
Currently, she is focusing on her passion for renewable energy. Helen has renovated her house to be as low carbon as possible, with rooftop solar panels that power the house, heat water and charge her electric car. Next step will be to remove the gas boiler and be completely fossil fuel free….
As Manager and Knowledge Exchange researcher of the Programme to Integrate Renewable Energy, Helen bring the results and findings of the programme an associated project to new audiences, and fosters a culture of collaborative working between academia and practitioners.
Get in touch if you want to know more. Why not subscribe to her monthly newsletter on renewable energy?
Demand and Efficiency: demand response, load profiles, flexibility
Economics, Policy & Politics: low carbon transition, strategic policy development
Electricity Networks: integration of low carbon sources, curtailment, reinforcement
Storage: techno-economic modelling in future systems, market and system value, stakeholder attitudes, policy and regulation
Director of Economics
Economics, Policy & Politics: U.S. energy politics, political economy of climate change
Electricity Networks: Understanding the politics and economics of smartgrids
Demand & Efficiency: Assessing ways to “nudge” behaviour in desired directions
Transport: Political economy of alternative fuels and infrastructure development
Professor of environmental economics
Contact Person Economics, Policy & Politics
Economics, Policy & Politics: Climate change, emissions trading, carbon taxes, local pollutants, integrated assessment
Electricity Networks: Security of supply, cost and economics, global modelling;
Demand and Efficiency: National energy systems in China, South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia.
Senior Research Fellow
Fossil Fuels: Natural gas
Demand and Efficiency: Gas supply and demand fundamentals
Economics, Policy & Politics: Energy and environmental policies in Europe
Electricity Networks: Gas for power, fuel mix
Energy in Developing Countries: Gas in Latin America.
Christian N Jardine
Economics, Policy & Politics: broad energy policy, promoting microgeneration, feed-in tariffs
Electricity Networks: integration of microgeneration, demand side management, time of day tariffs and pricing
Energy in Developing Countries: microgenertion, off-grid, micro-grids
Demand & Efficiency: domestic and commercial
Solar: technologies, economics, markets, policy mechanisms, technology learning, spinout: Joju Solar
Professor of Law
Economics, Policy & Politics: Legal requirements, law and policy on electricy markets
Fossil Fuels: Law and decision-making
Nuclear: Subsidies and legal rules
Storage: Legal rules and regulators
Demand and Efficiency: Legal regimes, rules and incentives
Solar: Rules and policies
Housing: low-energy renovation options, risks and strategies; construction industry practices and institutions; governance of decision-making
Energy in buildings: integrating design, construction, maintenance and operation
Innovation: sources and diffusion of new products, practices and processes
Multiple impacts of energy efficiency: use of estimates beyond energy cost saving, eg on jobs and health
Associate Professor (Control Engineering)
Demand and Efficiency: Distributed energy management in building networks. Optimal charging control of electric vehicles.
Electricity Networks: Stochastic optimal power flow and unit commitment
Energy Economics: Pricing in demand response mechanisms
Associate Professor in Engineering Science
Transport: Machine learning methods for intelligent, user-centric energy management of EVs as well as autonomous systems in general
Demand & Efficiency: Machine learning methods for intelligent, user-centric energy management and modelling of energy consumption
Lead Research Fellow
Economics, policy, politics, law and regulation: Electricity market, contracts, renewable policy, energy sector reform and market liberalisation
Electricity networks: Regulation of electricity networks, quantitative analysis of investment and efficiency, regulatory model for grid investment, business model of network companies
Demand and Efficiency: Demand side flexibility, demand response
Senior Research Fellow
Economics, Policy & Politics: Microeconomics, market design, regulation, privatisation, global energy and climate change governance
Electricity Networks: Decarbonisation, smart grids, markets, network regulation
Energy in Developing Countries: Market design, renewable deployment, climate change policy and geopolitical relations
Demand and Efficiency: Demand-side response in decarbonised electricity systems
Solar: Distributed generation in developed and developing countries
Professor in Engineering Science
Fossil Fuels: Spark ignition engine combustion, particulate matter emissions, laminar burning velocity measurements
Demand and Efficiency: Spark ignition engine efficiency, oil-free refrigeration systems, Stirling engines
Bioenergy: Use of ethanol
Solar: Solar concentrators
Professor of Materials
Solar: novel transparent electrodes from graphene, boron nitride and metal sulphides, atomic level material characterisation
Demand and Efficiency: nano-materials for light emitting displays, materials and processes for improved device performance
Storage: electrode materials for batteries and fuel-cells